Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has assured the International Monetary Fund he remains committed to pursuing economic reforms and purging corruption from his government.
The ombudswoman for the Russian republic of Tatarstan says it is premature to carry out a court order closing down a popular human rights group.
U.S. officials say Russia has proposed a cease-fire in Syria to begin on March 1 but the United States says the fighting should stop immediately.
A judge at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) has accused Serbia of failing to cooperate with The Hague court.
Russia is testing NATO and United States and the alliance needs to craft a more robust response to Moscow's actions in Europe and the Middle East, former top U.S. military and security officials warned.
The Russian Foreign Ministry says the country's foreign minister and his U.S. counterpart have discussed upcoming talks on Syria by phone.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has criticized the United States over its support for Syria's main Kurdish group.
NATO defense ministers have approved plans to bolster the alliance along its eastern flank.
An Iranian constitutional watchdog has rejected an appeal by the grandson of the Islamic republic's founder against his disqualification from running as a candidate for a top clerical body.
The head of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has told Ukraine that it must enact promised reforms and root out corruption or risk losing the support of the financial organization.
Russia says more than 20 warships and support vessels have departed from their bases in the Caspian Sea and begun training as part of massive combat readiness exercises across the country's southwest.
Scientists say they have described a new species of aquatic insect from Kosovo.